Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1984-10-12
flac16; Source: Had been marked SBD/AUD Healy Matrix > cassette > pcm > dat > dat > Sony PCM-R500 > Audiophile 2496 > Soundforge 7 (recorded as 24 bit/48 KHz WAV) > Wavelab 5 (Waves L3 Multimaximizer) > 16/44.1 WAV > CDWAV 1.9 > FLAC; likely AUD only, see remarks at http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=30192
Subject: Excellent Rice AUD vs. Healy SBD Matrix a Draw.
I might have considered five stars for this one if the meter hadn't bounced around so much. And having Don't Need Love in the 2nd set? Well thanks but, "I don't need you." The transition into Dew is particularly nice - reminds me of Rochester's wicked 9.2.80 Iko-Dew transition. It's good to see an interesting and fun end to the show. I can't even count how many lame endings litter the '80s and '90s. This ending does not disappoint...though Bob gets a little wacky during Good Lovin'. Great Sound. Good Show. 4 1/2 Stars
Subject: walk me out
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: super - charged aud
One of the best shows I attended along with 10-17-83 and 8-7-82. Beautiful venue (intimate size) and grounds.
Excellent recording sound quality. 4 1/2 stars for any year. All the stars in the universe for an 84 show.
Subject: For those who WERE there......
A quick comment:
If you weren't there, physically there, like John8495, than it seems to me you're just talking out of your ass when you say 'this' was better or that' was better.
You think because you listen to shows 20 years after they were played on archive that you know something about what went down that night?
John: You list Marin '84, Richmond '85, Cornell, MSG '87? Those are mainstream, bro, don't you think? I mean, is that all you got? I think I saw those listed in some book as the best Dews ever?? Weak, bro, very weak...
And since I caught ALL of those you listed LIVE(sans Cornell), I can tell you unequivocally and without hesitation the following:
None of those you listed held a candle to 10/12/84's Morning Dew - Not LIVE they didn't. Maybe the other's sound better on archive but so what?
I'm sorry to burst your bubble as the "Morning Dew" afficianado, John, but hey, if I had a time capsule, I'd surely send you back to 1984 so, above all else, you would understand that really, in the end, there weren't any bests or worsts - IT WAS ALL GOOD!!! And your profound negativity and apparent arrogance, combined with your lack of musical knowledge, would not have been welcome in our community back in the day.
But for those of us who were there on this legendary night, in this shoebox of an auditorium, we know...and that's that!!
Best in '10 peeps...
Subject: Dew Freaks?
PS - Chris West if you ever read this thanks for dragging my ass out to see the fat man rock!
Subject: Agusta 84 Dew
Subject: Great show, great recording!
Subject: Frosty Pick
7.6.84 10.15.84 6.19.91
7.18.89 6.21.84 9.6.85
10.12.84 10.12.83 11.1.85
8.24.85 7.31.82 6.25.92
8.5.89 10.31.83 6.26.92
10.8.84 12.5.81 8.30.85
11.5.85 6.26.84 8.3.82
6.8.80 4.3.84 8.10.82
3.14.81 12.26.80 4.15.83
4.18.82 10.31.91 9.2.85
Please let me know if you have any show suggestions that compare to these in quality of sound.
Subject: Another awesome show
Subject: Definitely the best of the bunch
Subject: That "Living Room Sound"
My tape sounds remarkably like this one, and this one has such a warm sound, unlike so many of the boomy arena aud's from that time. My friend said that Jerry was moving like he'd never seen him ever before, waving his headstock all over during the last part of Morning Dew. I also love that Dead fans are the only group of caucasians that have the hipness to clap on 2 and 4. ;-)
I give it a 4.4, which rounds to 4, only because I save 5's for those truly remarkable shows that only come along once or twice a year. This is as close as you can get to a 5 without quite making it, though.
Subject: Definitely an AUD
What it is, is a great audience recording of a fantastic show. For better flow, consider putting the disc break after Cold Rain & Snow, instead of after Saint Of Circumstance.
Subject: go with healy
Subject: I'm lovin it
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